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How to Apply
If you are interested in applying for one of the job openings listed, please download the Employment Application and email or fax to the contact below. Send completed application and resume to:
You can also find other LIFT Alliance job postings at Austin Children’s Services.
Now Recruiting for the Following Positions:
IT Support Specialist $14.00-$16.00/Hour
Do you have a passion for making a difference in the lives of others? Do you a minimum of a High School diploma (Bachelor’s degree preferred), and at least two years’ relevant computer experience? If you answered “Yes” to these questions, then this full-time, non-exempt position, which pays an hourly salary of $14.00 to $16.00 (based on experience and qualifications) may be the perfect fit for you.
The LIFT Alliance is seeking an IT Support Specialist. This position will work directly with employees to provide technical services and resolve computing problems by answering questions in person, via telephone or from remote location. Responsibilities include a wide range of computer related tasks such as installing and troubleshooting software and hardware, training on how to use computer hardware, software, printing, electronic mail, operating systems, and routine network operations. This is a full-time position with the expectation the employee is present during standard work hours, with occasional time after work hours or on weekends as needed. Individual must be flexible with work hours to cover when supervisors are out of the office and have the ability to work independently. This position is split between the locations of the LIFT Alliance partners, with the exact division of hours being at the discretion of the supervisors but with the general expectation that they will be divided roughly equally.
Applicants must submit a resume and cover letter in order to be considered. To view the full position description, and to read more about the amazing work we do, please visit: http://bit.ly/1iN3ZXw
Counseling Services Manager – $43,000/year
Responsible for clinical & administrative supervision of counseling staff and interns, assistance with program planning & evaluation, training; and provision of counseling services to children, adults, families & groups who have experienced trauma. Requirements: Knowledge of human development, family systems and appropriate therapy modalities for sexual and domestic violence survivors required. Minimum of 3 years related counseling experience, 3 years clinical supervisory experience, and strong case conceptualization skills. Master’s Degree in Social Work, Counseling or related field required. LPC, LMFT or LCSW required. Higher salary offered for LPC, LMFT or LCSW Supervisor License. Includes working 1 night per week. Nonresidential counseling setting.
Survivor Advocate – $29,000/YR ($29,500/YR if Spanish speaking)
The Survivor Advocate serves as a resource person/caseworker to domestic violence and/or sexual assault survivors requesting case management services from SafePlace. The goal of the Survivor Advocate is to help with their immediate and concrete needs through resources information and referral, and advocacy. The position works with community collaboration programs such as the Passages program and the Best Single Source Plus program. Additionally, the advocate assists clients with issues relating to the legal system,employment, child care, housing, medical, mental health and substance abuse. Provides monthly evening workshop on various self- sufficiency topics related to Housing, Employment, Legal resource, and Financial Assistance resources in the community. Requirements: Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work or relevant life experience; two years’ experience in case management or advocacy, knowledge of domestic violence andsexual assault issues, and strong knowledge of services delivery system for women and children preferred.
Clinic Support Staff – $12.00 – $13.00/hour
Fully bilingual (English-Spanish) person needed to support busy medical and psychiatric clinics providing care to survivors of domestic and sexual abuse. Major duties include data entry/appointment scheduling, coordination of educational presentations, interacting with clients to facilitate service delivery, minimal driving. Knowledge of domestic violence and sexual assault issues preferred. Ability to work under pressure, multi-task, respond to client needs in a supportive manner and diffuse crises a must. Requirements: High school diploma or GED required. Previous work or volunteer experience in a medical setting preferred. Basic computer skills. Valid Texas Driver’s license and good driving record.
Survivor Support Specialist – $29,000/Year
The Survivor Support Specialist is responsible for serving as a source of support person to women, men and their children survivors of domestic and/or sexual violence living in the shelter by providing them with the information, referrals and support necessary for them to achieve safety, meet their basic needs, assist with communal living support and refer to internal and external services that will help with the achievement of their self-sufficiency plan. Requirements: Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work or related field or 2 years’ experience in social services. Experience working with survivors of domestic violence/sexual assault required. Shelter experience preferred. Case management experience required. Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred
Resident Advisor– Part-time/Full-time $12.00 – $13.00/hour (Bi-lingual Required)
The primary responsibilities of the Resident Advisor (RA) are to provide crisis intervention and referrals on the hotline and resident assistance to those in the Family Shelter. Approves admission to the shelter in accordance with SafePlace policies and procedures. Provides front desk coverage (answering incoming calls, responding to intercoms, assisting residents at front desk, etc.) in between hotline calls as needed. Provides shelter intake to incoming shelter clients and helps client move and settle into shelter. Participates in volunteer training when needed. Requirements: B.A in Social Work or related field or relevant life experience, work, volunteer experience. 1-2 years crisis counseling experience preferred. Ability to respond to clients, on the telephone and in person, in a constructive and supportive manner. Ability to problem-solve and diffuse crises under pressure. Knowledge of domestic violence and sexual assault issues. Light clerical skills. Positions open:
Part-time Weekend Resident Advisor 8AM—6PM Sat/Sun Bilingual Spanish required.
Part-time Weekend Resident Advisor 12PM – 10PM Sat/Sun Bilingual Spanish required.
Relief Resident Advisor – Hours vary as needed.
Supportive Housing Advocate - $27,000- $31,000 Annually
The Supportive Housing Program (SHP) Advocate provides service coordination and individual case management to people who are homeless and living in onsite transitional housing. Essential functions of the position are to provide client-driven, trauma-informed service coordination to residents; provide individual case-management services for clients including developing service plans with the participant, assist in identifying needed services and resources, assist them with accessing those services when necessary and monitor services on behalf of program participants; offer participants empowerment-based skill-building necessary to maintain independent housing – includes safety planning, financial education, employment and education support, and referrals to affordable housing, child care, legal services, etc.; help clients remain in independent housing for up to 6 months after acquiring permanent housing; participate in community engagement activities and events. Some evening work required. Requirements: Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work or related field or relevant life experience, two years’ experience as a case manager or advocate, strong knowledge of service delivery system required. Experience working with survivors of domestic or sexual violence preferred. Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred. To be considered, resumes must be received no later than 5:00pm on July 3, 2014
School Behavioral Specialist/Education Support Specialist (Part-Time, 30 hours per week) -$12.00-$14.00 Hour
The School Behavioral Specialist/Education Support Specialist will assist in providing therapeutic support and advocacy to children and staff of the Kozmetsky Charter School. This position assists in providing a safe and nurturing school environment for children K-12 grades, including implementing strategies and interventions that will help children be successful in the school environment; assesses the physical, social, and emotional needs of the children, including making observations and records of children’s behavior that may reflect significant issues for the children; provides the counselors, advocates, and school personnel with information, observations, and documentation; works collaboratively with staff from The University of Texas/University Charter School, Austin Children’s Shelter, and SafePlace to support children and parents who have recently experienced domestic violence, abuse, and/or neglect; engages and assists parents in supporting the educational success of their child. Requirements: Minimum of Bachelors Degree in Education, Child Development, Social Work or a related field or equivalent life and/or work experiences; knowledge of parenting skills, child development, family relations, and the network of children’s services in the Austin area; knowledge of and the ability to identify child abuse and neglect and to respond appropriately; ability to lift 50 pounds; and possession of a valid Texas Driver’s License with a good driving record.
Accounting Coordinator – $36,000 – $38,000 year
The Accounting Coordinator supports financial aspects of government and philanthropic grant and reimbursement functions of LIFT Alliance and is responsible for grants and reimbursement budgeting, billing, reporting, revisions, and file maintenance. Responsibilities include reconciliation of general ledger accounts, generating reports as assigned, and support of payable, receivable and payroll functions. Requirements: Degree in accounting or equivalent experience in a related position. Knowledge of governmental and philanthropic grant programs with relevant job experience. Good working knowledge of accounting software capabilities. Knowledge of Sage-MIP Fund Accounting software preferred. Strong organization and problem solving skills. Ability to take initiative in addressing issues that need improvement. Ability to work unsupervised with effective communication. Ability to effectively manage multiple priorities.`
Substitute Teacher – $10.00/hour
The Substitute Teacher is responsible for the physical, mental, emotional, and intellectual development of all the children entrusted in their care. Maintains good relationships with the parents of each child. Requirements: Must have a minimum of a high school diploma, CDA or 12 plus hours in child development/early education or related field preferred; At least one year experience working with children 3 months to 5 years of age; Must have or be willing to obtain First Aid and CPR training. Please submit application or resume and cover letter.
Bilingual Sexual Assault Hospital Advocacy Specialist
Part-time (one week per month) contract with SafePlace. $50 for weeklong on-call availability and $15.00 /hour for time worked.
Bilingual (Spanish/English) contractor needed to provide hospital accompaniment to recent adult and adolescent sexual assault victims in Travis County. Specialist provides face-to-face crisis intervention, support and information regarding medical and legal options in English AND Spanish. Provides backup to volunteer advocates who are first on-call and offers guidance and support to them over the phone. May accompany and mentor new volunteer advocates who are completing buddy shifts.
Applicant for this contract should have minimum one year experience working with sexual assault survivors. Must be able to arrive at St David’s at 919 E 32nd St in Austin within 30 minutes of dispatch. Bilingual Spanish-English speaker required. Specialist is dispatched on personal cell phone, applicants with smart phones preferred. Must commit to completing minimum 1-year contract. Specialist reports to the SafePlace Sexual Assault Advocacy Manager.
Overnight & Weekend Specialist: Shift is 1 week long beginning Monday night at 11pm and ending the following Monday morning at 7am. Specialist is on-call between the hours of 11pm and 7am on weeknights and provides continuous weekend coverage beginning Friday at 11pm until Monday at 7am.
Weekday Specialist: Shift is 1 week long beginning Monday morning at 7am and ending Friday night at 11pm. Specialist is on-call between the hours of 7am and 11pm Monday through Friday.
Spring training dates are:
Mon, 3/17/14, 6-9pm
Wed, 3/19/14, 6-9pm
Mon, 3/24/14, 6-9pm
Wed, 3/26/14, 6-9pm and
Sat, 3/29/14, 10am – 1pm
All 5 sessions take place at SafePlace. The week of March 31, there will be 3 different days that a tour of the hospital’s emergency department is offered from 7-8pm. You will choose 1 of the 3 available tours in order to complete training. You are compensated $50 to complete the 16-hour training.
Please submit cover letter and resume for Sexual Assault Specialist contract to
Please indicate which shift you’re applying for (Overnight/Weekend or Weekday)
(Emails sent to hospital advocacy for other job openings will be deleted).
(If you already have a W2 on file as an employee of SafePlace (relief, part-time or full-time staff), you are not eligible to apply)).